Coven Verse | 18. The Moon & 20. Judgement, by Catherine Fahey

Coven Verse is an ad-hoc Sunday night poetry series on Little Red Tarot, sharing witchy and magical writing from our community and beyond. Want to submit a poem? Send it – along with a brief bio – to beth@littleredtarot.com.

18. The Moon

At Luna’s All-Nite Diner
the chefalopod serves up Eggs Prophetic,
8 arms cooking in short order while
blending coffee beans with moonbeams.
Who’s hungry? The owl-eyed waitress
recommends the Introspection
Special: a warm blanket and the best
waffles and whipped dreams
this side of Mare Tranquillitatis.
The jukebox plays “Only the Good Die
Jung.” For a penny, change it to “Silent
All These Years” or “Nightswimming”
Chamomile tea spreads truth in steam;
on Mondays, lycanthropes eat free.


20. Judgement

I fucked up. I ran
that red light. I forgot
cat food. I called you
an asshole for leaving
the seat up. I didn’t
pay the cable bill on time.

I called out sick when
I wasn’t. I crossed
the street to avoid
that guy. I pretended…

to call
to come
to listen
to care


Catherine Fahey

Catherine Fahey is a poet and librarian from Salem, Massachusetts. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s knitting or dancing. You can read more of her work at www.magpiepoems.com.

Photo by Fischer Twins on Unsplash

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